About us

The Old Tin Shed is a family owned business committed to exceptional customer service and high quality home decor and giftware. As well as having over 200 artists and suppliers represented in our shop, we make beautiful pieces ourselves from salvage materials, and we are always on the lookout for the unusual, the hard-to-find and the one-of-a-kind pieces to thrill our faithful customers. Come visit us at 25 Sherbourne St. in Bancroft, Ontario, or shop online right here.

During the summer of 2002 a “child” was born (actually just an idea!) Dagny wanted to further express and share her love of old and primitive “stuff,” so she began the search for an old building to house a shop. Once the ideal structure was found, the full realization of the task ahead sank in and Dagny started recruiting.

So…Janis (Dagny’s mum who was recently retired from education) naively offered assistance. Dagny’s daughter Moryah, who was six at the time, and learning at home (but later, in 2010 decided to attend high school) joined the team as a junior partner. With the incredible support from their partners, Dagny and Janis set the little tin building on its long journey as a destination shopping “experience.”

Then, early in 2011, we had another brilliant idea. Could we afford to buy the old church on Sherbourne St? As it turns out, we were able to make a deal with the owner, and after a fifty-day marathon renovation, we moved our entire shop into this historic building and re-opened our doors there on June 18, 2011. This turned out to be one of our best decisions. With great exposure and the benefit of being in ‘downtown’ Bancroft, we were busier than ever!

Today we are still a family-run business, with our full-time staff who are all part of the team! We plan on continuing our growth, so be sure to check in often!


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